Ruswahl Samaai's third trial of 8.14m took him into the final of the long jump with a third longest qualifier of the night, just 2cm further than team-mate and the number one ranked Luvo Manyonga.
Samaai was confident and upbeat about his chances in saturdays final. "This was about qualifying. This is what i wanted, now its about executing the plan"
Manyonga was the first person to qualify over the 8.05m mark recording 8.12m in the opening round. The South African star, who had an ankle injury from his final jump in the Monaco Diamond league, then sat out the rest of the qualifying round.
Although south africa's Zarck Visser progressed through his three trials to record a 7.66 final leap, it was insufficient to take him to the final.
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